This is just the ticket for Justin Bieber fans — advance tickets go on sale Tuesday for the 3-D concert movie Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, opening Feb. 11. Tuesday is shaping up to be BieberDay in Toronto, with Bieber and the movie’s director, Jon M. Chu, (Step Up 3D) appearing on MuchMusic and eTalk.
Advance movie tickets will be available at participating theatre box offices, through the Cineplex Mobile App and online at www.cineplex.com/events or mobile site m.cineplex.com.
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is teaming with Live Nation Entertainment Inc. in a deal that will see it manage sponsorships and ticket sales for the American concert promoter in Toronto.
The Toronto Maple Leafs owner will sell and handle event sponsorships for Live Nation as well as ticket sales for the Live Nation-owned Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto. Live Nation merged with event ticket seller Ticketmaster last year.
Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed, but Live Nation will help privately owned MLSE if it chooses to proceed with preliminary plans to open a House of Blues club in downtown Toronto.
In a statement, Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino said Toronto is the third highest grossing event market in North America.
Both Live Nation and MLSE will continue to be free to mint deals with independent concert or event promoters at their venues.
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Montreal firefighters rescued several works of art Sunday evening after a fire erupted in a downtown art gallery.
The Jean-Pierre Valentin gallery houses works by such artists as Jean-Paul Riopelle, Paul-Émile Borduas, Marc-Aurèle Fortin and Jean-Paul Lemieux.
More than 120 firefighters battled the fire in the three-storey building at the corner of Sherbrooke St. W. and MacKay St. Some paintings were damaged, but firefighters were able to rescue others and prevent several million dollars in damage.
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• U2 will perform with Arcade Fire at Magnetic Hill in Moncton, N.B., on July 30, the Irish band's final stop on the North American leg of its world tour, which also includes a stop at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on July 11. Tickets go on sale for the Moncton concert on Feb. 8.
• Actor David Arquette has checked out of rehab and returned home, a spokeswoman for the actor said Monday. Arquette, 39, the estranged husband of former Friends star Courteney Cox, checked into rehab right after New Year's to deal with alcohol and depression issues. Arquette and Cox, 46, announced in October that they were undergoing a trial separation after 11 years and one daughter together, but still loved each other “deeply.”
• A producer of a documentary alleging conspiracy theories behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has been arrested on drug charges in upstate New York. Korey Rowe, 27, and a 19-year-old Bronx man were arrested in Oneonta, N.Y., accused of selling packets of heroin to an undercover officer. Rowe was a producer of Loose Change, a 2006 film that challenged the official explanation of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.